George IV Turtlestone Table

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A George IV turtlestone table firmly attributed to the Royal Cabinetmakers Banting and France.

Turtlestone of this size is extremely rare and most unusual hence the probable use here as a tabletop.

The fine black rosewood stand is a form of support used by the important firm of London Cabinetmakers Banting and France a pair of their specimen marble-topped tables were originally in the collection of the Marquess of Bristol at Ickworth.

This firm conducted the funerals of George III, Queen Charlotte and George IV for whom they worked at Windsor Castle, Carlton House and the Brighton Pavilion.

Turtlestone is a rare English marble cut from large natural sphere of rock called a Septarian Nodule which formed in the Oxford clay in the Jurassic period, 150 million years ago,

English, circa 1825-1830.

Measures: Height 28 inches, Width 19 inches.

Price: 9500 pounds.
Details
Of the Period
George IV
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
circa 1825-1830
Period
Early 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Marble
Rosewood
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
28 in. H
71 cm H
Diameter
19
Dealer Location
Chudleigh, Australia
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU239936096733
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